JACKSON, Tenn. – June 10, 2011 – Union University President David S. Dockery has written the study guide on the book of Ecclesiastes for the 2012 January Bible Study.
“The Pursuit: Chasing Answers to Life’s Questions,” published by LifeWay Christian Resources, is now available.
“In this study through Ecclesiastes, Dr. Dockery shows that true success and fulfillment comes only when we are pursuing God,” said Thom S. Rainer, president and CEO of LifeWay. “Not only does Dr. Dockery teach the reader about finding satisfaction and significance in God, but also how to still live out an effective and meaningful ministry in the world. ‘The Pursuit’ is a great study for anyone searching for meaning in light of life's difficulties and disappointments.”
The Ecclesiastes commentary is Dockery’s second in the January Bible Study series. He wrote the study guide for Ephesians in 1996 and is the first person to do a commentary in the series on both an Old Testament and a New Testament book.
Dockery said that the meaning of Ecclesiastes, which proclaims that “everything is meaningless,” has been an enigma for both Jewish and Christian interpreters through the years.
“By God’s grace and with the help of God’s Spirit, I have sought to find the meaning of Ecclesiastes within its canonical context, while also exploring the significance of the book for today,” Dockery writes in the opening to the commentary. “I pray that many will find this work to be a helpful guide in their study of this profound section of Holy Scripture.”
The 95-page commentary retails for $6.95 and is available for purchase from LifeWay.